God Made Me Unique: Helping Children See Value in Every Person

by Joni and Friends

Other authorsJoni Eareckson Tada (Foreword), Trish Mahoney (Illustrator)
Hardcover, 2019

Status

Available

Call number

248.8

Publication

New Growth Press (2019), 32 pages

Description

God's kingdom is full of people uniquely made in his image, and God Made Me Unique helps children learn how every person is valuable, eliminating fear and misconceptions about those who have special needs. By equipping parents, Joni and Friends help children learn to treat all people with kindness and respect.

User reviews

LibraryThing member alekee
What a wonderful little read for your young one, they are usually accepting of children that are different, and this book helps to show, with beautiful illustrations, examples.
Along with a story, and with Christian values, showing children to treat others with respect and kindness.
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every parent should have this book to share with their little ones, if we start early to show differences, children are really accepting, and this is a great resource.
I loved that there is a guidance for parents in the back called Four Ways to Help Your Child, a don’t miss area for guidance.

I received this book through Read With Audra, and was not required to give a positive review.
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LibraryThing member BeautyintheBinding
God Made Me Unique from Joni and Friends offers parents a wonderful resource for explaining to young children (ages 3-6) about disabilities/special needs. In the foreword, Joni Eareckson Tada explains the purpose of the book is to help “children to understand that every person is made in the
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image of God and has tremendous value, regardless of their appearance or abilities.” This purpose comes through clearly as Ms. Campbell shares with her class (some of which have their own special needs) that a new student with special needs will be joining them. Ms. Campbell goes on to discuss how we are all unique, of great value to God, and part of His plan. The children are welcoming and inclusive, setting an admirable model.

I recommend God Made Me Unique by Joni and Friends to any caregiver who desires to address how to interact with others who have special needs. The colorful illustrations by Trish Mahoney are simple, but bright and engaging. It complements our homeschooling program well and helps foster healthy attitudes and interactions with children who have special needs.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher. All opinions in this review are my own.
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LibraryThing member fcplcataloger
God Made Me Unique is a book that needs to be in every classroom! It shows children that even though we may have disabilites and disadvantages, we are still just as God intended! We may look different, we may have different talents, but we are all perfect in God's eyes. It stresses time and again
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that we need to treat others with kindness and love.

The rhyming verse makes this book both fun to read and fun to hear and the bright and colorful illustrations are perfect to quickly gain a child's attention. Bible scripture is sprinkled throughout so that the children will know that it is God's own Word telling us that we are all special and unique. I especially love the easy-to-understand text in God Made Me Unique and its reassuring message that "Disabilities aren't germs that you're able to share. They are part of Creation, there's no need to be scared."

This book is a wonderful resource for parents, teachers, caregivers, and church workers and I highly recommend it.

I received a copy of this book from New Growth Press but I wasn't required to write a positive review. These are my own thoughts.
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Language

Original language

English

Physical description

8.8 x 8.6 inches

ISBN

194813070X / 9781948130707

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